ABB Optical Group Awards $5,000 Grant to UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group announced that the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry won the first University Education Challenge, a program hosted by ABB Optical and Paragon Vision Sciences to support aspiring optometrists. The school received a $5,000 unrestricted educational grant.

Women Who Wow on VisionMonday.com

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—There’s nothing special about the number 43. It just happens to be the total number of honorees in this year’s group of Influential Women, but it’s the women themselves who are special.

Each of the 43 honorees comprising the 2016 Most Influential Women in Optical come from the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

We’ve been impressed by their success stories as well as their accomplishments and their impact on colleagues, customers and, in some instances, the entire optical industry.

Join us in celebrating these #WomenWhoWow highlighted in our July cover story.

SVS Vision Honored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM MT. CLEMENS, Michigan—SVS Vision was awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award, which is presented annually during National Police Week by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for their support of law enforcement.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2016 Award Recipients

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Friday, July 15, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Each year, the American Academy of Optometry honors individuals who have made contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

Vision Source Named Among Winners of 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:18 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source was recently honored among the winners for the 29th annual CIO 100 Awards. With over 500 nominations in 2016, the CIO 100 is a highly sought after prize which honors companies that showcase flexibility, commitment, and advancement.

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

‘Uncle Frank’ Fontana, OD, Selected for WWII St. Louis Honor Flight

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON D.C.—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frank” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, was selected to take part in the World War II “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Essilor Lands No. 5 Spot in Newsweek’s 2016 Green Rankings

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Monday, June 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor announced today that it was ranked No. 5 in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings, created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.

ABB Optical Group Founder and CEO Angel Alvarez Named Florida 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year

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Monday, June 13, 2016 12:18 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group CEO and founder, Angel Alvarez received the Florida EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the distribution and manufacturing category.

American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) announced the 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care program recipients.

NECO Optometry Student Receives Envision-Atwell Award

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Michael Epp, manager of professional education at Envision, presented the 2016 Envision-Atwell Award for research in low vision to Micaela Gobielle, a second-year student at the New England College of Optometry.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical Now

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Prevent Blindness Names Honoree for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

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Monday, June 6, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. Bruce Moore, OD, Marcus Professor of Pediatric Studies, New England College of Optometry will be honored during the 5th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2016.

Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Honorees Added For Aug. 2 Accessories Council ACE Awards

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Ray-Ban will be honored as Brand of the Year while actress Julianna Margulies and Daniel Lawson, “The Good Wife” costume designer will receive the Style Influencer Award as part of the ACE Awards.
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